Randy J. Futa
- January 23, 1953 - July 25, 2012
- Santa Barbara, California
of Randy's Passing
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Memories & Candles
The shock of Randys death is finally abating, I guess you know by now how much Randy was loved and appreciated in the Santa Barbara community, especially the Yoga and Drum circle people.
I had the opportunity to spend time with him the Friday and Monday prior to his untimely demise, as he was again helping me with the patching and painting of my house.
We had an enjoyable lunch and conversed about many of our mutual interests.
He carried around
Posted by: Eva Linowski - Santa Barbara, CA - Good friend Aug 20, 2012
Yesterday's memorial at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center was a fitting tribute to a man many said "walked the walk."
I will always remember Randy for his smile, humor and ubiquitous presence at the SB healthy hot spots.
After yesterday's memorial, I have been ruminating on the many gems that he offered all of us. I met him a couple of years ago in a yoga class and only began talking to him in 2011. This last winter he helped
Posted by: Liane Martindale - Santa Barbara, CA - friend Aug 13, 2012
Randy lived with my wife and I because of her kindness and love. I was only a friend and not a provider. In our sharing with Randy I (we) had hoped that Randy would accomplish the taskes and create the life he wanted: with accuouncture and a good wife as a companion in his journey through life. Randy and I (we) had a lot of merriment with music making. In these later years he was struggling with so many things
Posted by: William Walt - Santa Barbara, CA - friend of 18 years Aug 11, 2012
Thank you for the sweetness you shared with us in this lifetime!
I can attest to the fact that your manner was just as humble, your eyes just as bright and your smile just as radiant as always a few days before you left!
We ran into each other at the vitamin counter at Lazy Acres and decided that we should revisit the hot springs nestled high in our hills..
Little did I know that you were about to embark on a bigger
Posted by: suzanne riordan - Santa Barbara, CA - Friend Aug 11, 2012
You never made it out to Hawaii to visit me... now I am back in CA and doing the family thing! I hope you are having a great time wherever in God's creation you are now...
I knew you as a fellow musician, traveler, and lover of fine wine and women! I certainly hope the scenery is least as good there as it was in Santa Barbara!
Have a great ride and drop me a line when you can... I
Posted by: William Coté - Santa BArbara, CA - friend Aug 10, 2012
Godspeed Randy. Such a shock to hear of his passing. Our sincere condolences to his grieving family. We met Randy in SB oh, probably 15 or more years ago through his girlfriend at the time Dominique Tessier. We went camping together and later when we would bump into Randy at the farmer's market he was always so happy and always so positive. His presence on this planet will truly be missed. His spirit now soars beyond all earthly bounds.
Posted by: Jim & Shirley Forgan - Formerly SB, now Mendocino County, CA - Friend Aug 05, 2012
Dear Randy a sweet, gentle soul you are, wandering through this troubled world. I will miss our random meetings...you always met me with reverence and humility. May your journey beyond be smooth and light.
Posted by: Michele Nichols - Santa Barbara, CA - friend Aug 04, 2012
Randy, may your journey be with grace. Condolences to your family, yours was a gentle soul, calm presence and pure heart.
Posted by: Kristin Laak Aug 03, 2012
Randy, you did do much more for the people around you than you ever knew, and then those beautiful eyes and that great smile, they were gifts too.
Thanks are all around for you.
Posted by: Barbara Hirsch - Santa Barbara, CA - friend Aug 03, 2012
Randy Good buddy:
Can't believe how fast that happened. Sure didn't look like you has a bad heart. It was just this last Sunday that I came into the Center first thing in the morning and noticed somebody had crashed the jewelry case, you were out there with your early morning computer, a trusted comrade, together we lifted the case back up. One of the last of countless ways in which you helped that place. You were a welcome presence there,
Posted by: Steve Dwelley - Santa Barbara, CA - yoga teacher, friend Aug 03, 2012